And what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, and to love kindness
and mercy, and to humble yourself and walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:8)

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Welcome to the ODBD December 2016 Release

Hello friends, and Welcome to the Our Daily Bread Designs Release.  The December 2016 release is all about prayer, blessings, and pennants. The Breadstick Designers have made some beautiful samples using the new products to inspire you!

Three randomly selected winners will each receive a $25 gift certificate to the ODBD Store to be used toward the purchase of ODBD Stamps found in the "stamps column" of the website just for commenting on the Design Team cards!  You have until December 2, 2016 at 9:00 p.m. EDT to leave your comments on the Designers' Blogs for a chance to win!  The Winners will be posted on the ODBD Blog on December 3rd, so be sure to check back there to see if you won!


My first sample was made using the new Pennant Flag Verses, the new Pennant Flag Dies, and the Blessings Border Die.


Creative Nugget:  Distress inks were used to water color a background to which the Majestic Medallion die cut was adhered after being cut with a Pierced Rectangle Die.  Paper from the Shabby Rose Collection was stitched to the top and other papers from the same collection were cut with the new Pennant Flag Dies. The larger pennants were matted with card stock cut with the Double Stitched Pennant Flag Dies.  Both sentiments from the Pennant Flag Verses stamp set were white embossed.  The Blessings Border Die was cut, sponged, and popped onto the card along with some little pearls and an organdy bow to finish the card.

My second sample was made using the Handle With Prayer and The Beatitudes stamp sets, and the Praying Border Die on a Lever Card.

Creative Nugget:  The panels of a pre-cut and scored Lever Card were lined with papers from the Christian Faith Collection.  The Beatitudes single was white embossed on a piece of mixed media paper and water colored with distress inks.  The praying hands from the Handle With Prayer stamp set were colored with Copic Markers, cut with the Praying Hands Die and popped onto The Beatitudes panel.  When opened, three other panels are displayed.

One of the sentiments from the Handle With Prayer stamp set was stamped onto a water colored panel, cut with a Squares Die, and matted with blue card stock cut with a Pierced Squares Die.  The Praying Border die cut was sponged while still in the die to add dimension and mounted to the last panel.  Pearls and a bow were added to finish the card.

Here are the fabulous new products being released by 
Our Daily Bread Designs this month that were used to make these projects…


…and some old favorites previously released:



To see all of the wonderful projects created with the December Release, hop on over to the Our Daily Bread Designs Blog. Then click the links below to see the details for each project. While at each blog, be sure to leave a comment to be eligible to win one of the three fabulous prizes!


Cathy (ME) * Grace * Kathy * Robin * Lisa * Dawn
 Sandee * Angie * Julie Sabrina * Chris 
 Diana * Lori * Anita * Helen 

Thanks so much for stopping by…hope you are inspired by the hop and have a wonderful day!

Hugs,
Cathymac

29 comments:

CaroleAnn said...

Your cards are just absolutely beautiful and inspiring! My most fave is the new addition with the praying hands!! Oh, how we need this so I am in for this drawing I hope!! Thanks for sharing your talent with us - blessings always - hugs

Sandee Shanabrough said...

Oh what gorgeous cards Cathy!!! Awesome coloring on the praying hands!

LaDawn said...

Beautiful cards, love the colors you have chosen.

Helen Gullett said...

Cathy, both cards are amazing and beautiful! I love how you use the lever card and decorated it with the die cuts and stamps. LOVE the layers on the Blessing Border die on the first card, too. THANK YOU for the inspirations.

Clare said...

Thank you for sharing your wonderful creativity with us! What an inspiration to all, and I'm sure your cards are a blessing to anyone lucky enough to receive one! We do need more prayer everywhere! May you be blessed today!

merrymstamper said...

Gorgeous Cards as usual Cathy!!! I love the second one with the praying hands.

Jan D. said...

I think your praying hands card is the best one yet. I love the colors and how you have everything worked out in the design. I think the use of the praying die was perfect. Thank you for such a beautiful card.

Carmela Hubler said...

Love the praying hands. Your cards are really beautiful! So wonderful to have such inspiring products to work with!

Teresa Doyle said...

Cathy your cards are stunning! TFS!

ionabunny said...

Love the border die and the sentiments on the pennants. Your cards are so lovely. Hugz

Jodi Riddle said...

I absolutely love these cards and the products used to make them! Love this month's theme of prayer!

Jodi Riddle said...

Love your cards! I especially like this month's theme of prayer and the sets used to make these cards.

Dawn said...

Beautiful samples, Cathy! LOVE the lever card!!! Fabulous!

Dawn said...

Beautiful samples, Cathy! LOVE the lever card! Fabulous!

Sue LD said...

Very pretty cards. I really like the border dies you used.

April said...

Your cards are wonderful! Love them!

Alicia Merline said...

I really like the soft, pretty colors you chose.

Robin Clendenning said...

Your cards are so gorgeous Cathy, as always!!!! I especially love the praying hand the way you've colored it. It is so wonderfully done. It looks like it glows! It is perfect my friend.
I love the embossed and colored Blessings word die cut...it is gorgeous! So much detail and craftsmanship! Beautiful!

Kathy Krug said...

Beautiful designs. love how you mixed the papers, and I also love fancy fold cards and this is gorgeous.

Lenoria said...

These are both gorgeous but I especially like the lever card, so needed and so very calming!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Both of your cards are absolutely stunning, Cathy!! I just love your coloring of those praying hands paired with the design and details of the fold. Your other card with the banners, layering and details is gorgeous as well!! You are such in inspiration my friend!!
hugs,
Chris

Grace said...

GASP Cathy!!! I don't know how you do it, but you blow me away every time! I love your Blessings card and especially with the majestic medallion bg die! I didn't get the Blessings die but I'm wishing I had. I adore your lever card too! Love how you used the hand on one panel, as I cut that piece off for my card and was wondering how I could use it. Must buy the lever card kit I think! :) Beautiful details and incredible work as always my friend! Thanks for always inspiring me!!!

Hugs,
Grace

Sherry said...

gorgeous cards!love the praying hands!

Denise Bryant said...

Lovely stamps and dies to create these beautiful cards! I especially love the border word dies! Beautiful layering and details on your cards!

CardmakerMOM said...

These cards are beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing them with us. This is my first visit to your website and blog. I love the stamps and dies (all of them!)
God Bless,
Tracy

Kathy Jones said...

They are both beautiful Cathy!! Love the Blessings card, it's Oh So Pretty in the soft pinks and all the detailing! The lever card is awesome, amazing colouring and the way you've used all the dies and stamps is fantastic!

Mary Babet said...

Such beautiful cards. I love the Blessing card and the colors. I really love the new pennant dies with the stamps. I can't wait to order them and use them for Christmas.

Shari Czerwinski said...

Very pretty! Love the blue lever card!

Conniecrafter said...

Both are beautiful, love the scored framing on the second and these border dies!